PIA membership to vote on merger with SGIA

Members of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) were recently sent an important e-mail revealing that the association is moving forward with plans to merge with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), according to WhatTheyThink.com. The PIA’s National Noard unanimously approved a resolution to merge the PIA with the SGIA, however the merger does require … Read more →

Students honoured at Ryerson University’s annual awards night

Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) held its annual Awards Night this year on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Double Tree by Hilton’s Mandarin Room in downtown Toronto. The goal of GCM’s four-year program has always been to graduate individuals who will become skilled professionals in … Read more →

Xerox considering a takeover offer for HP

Xerox has reported that it’s pondering a takeover of personal computer leader and leading printer OEM HP. Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP, which has a market value of about $27 billion (USD), according to sources familiar with the matter. Apparently Xerox’s Board of Directors has already discussed a possible bid for … Read more →

Inkcups releases Revolution high-speed industrial digital cylinder printer

Global OEM Inkcups (Danvers, MA) has released its new Revolution Digital Cylinder Printer. The new device is fully automatic and can print high-quality, full-colour graphics at about 600 parts per hour, depending on the type of part. It features automatic loading and unloading, integrated pre-treatment, and Helical printing technology that interlaces the inkjet drops in … Read more →

Next DIA Meeting to explore Beyond CMYK options and tools – and what’s new from Printing United

Are your customers demanding more and more 6-colour and 7-colour jobs? And are they unhappy with the results? The DIA’s (Digital Imaging Association’s) May 2019 meeting – Beyond CMYK Level 1 – brought numerous requests to delve deeper into expanding colour gamut. So the organization accommodated with this “Level 2” meeting featuring three  industry experts … Read more →

Drupa 2020 update: New exhibitors and new services to highlight world’s largest printing industry tradeshow

Show organizers have reported that the drupa tradeshow June 16 – 26, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany will attract more than 1,800 exhibitors from over 50 countries. The top five exhibitor nations to date are Germany, Japan, Italy, China and Great Britain. Exhibitors will range from global industry players to ambitious small companies … Read more →

Installations of Canon’s Océ Colorado printer line surpass 1,000

Canon Solutions America and Canon Europe have announced the completion of more than 1,000 global installations of the Canon Océ Colorado roll-to-roll wide-format printer series, powered by UVgel technology. Since September of 2019, the global user base operating the OEM’s Océ Colorado 1640 and 1650 printers achieved combined monthly print volumes of more than 10.7 … Read more →

APP Canada to launch Paperline Gold line in early 2020

As part of its “growing commitment to the local uncoated and office-paper market,” APP Canada has announced that it will be expanding its Paperline portfolio of products with Paperline Gold, a premium-grade paper with 98% brightness. “APP has been a growing supplier of various uncoated offset and office paper to the Canadian market for the … Read more →

Taming the Inkjet Processing Tiger

The future of inkjet processing is sustainable. And, that’s extremely important in a mature business where market segments (newspapers and magazines) are declining and product quality and service differentiation (not price) are key success factors. For the past three years, a number of industry whitepapers published from competing manufacturers and graphic arts ‘think tanks’ confirmed … Read more →

Markzware adds Adobe InDesign plug-ins to its Q2ID Bundle

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading developer of file-conversion software and desktop publishing tools, has added Q2ID InDesign plug-ins that support Adobe InDesign CC 2020 for macOS Catalina and Windows, for Quark to InDesign file conversion. The Q2ID bundle also contains plug-ins for versions of InDesign prior to CC 2020. Markzware’s Q2ID provides an easy … Read more →

Adobe becomes first brand certified by The 3% Movement for workplace equality and diversity

Adobe’s creative team (San Jose, California) has demonstrated an industry-leading culture of diversity and inclusion by becoming the first brand to receive certification from The 3% Movement – the creative industry’s leading voice in gender equality and diversity. To become 3% Certified, creative teams are measured in three key areas: female leadership, workplace culture and … Read more →